[1st-mile-nm] Fwd: 6.13.8
granoff at zianet.com
Fri Jun 13 11:02:47 PDT 2008
Edited for interest. FYI.
>Lack of fiber backhaul delays Sprintâs WiMAX launch, Muni
>If only US cities and regions had deployed fiber optic networks that were
>open to all providers, Sprintâs WiMAX deployment wouldnât be in the
>pickle itâs in today. Fierce Broadband Wireless says: âSprint, which
>was supposed to launch its Xohm network in April, is having difficulty
>finding high-capacity transport links to connect cell sites as typical T-1
>lines that feed todayâs mobile networks are inefficient for high-speed
>wireless broadband data. The problem is that the majority of Sprintâs
>sites today are T-1 lines, and there just isnât a lot of fiber and
>microwave options available across the country. The link between the local
>area network and local fiber ring is still challenged by older technology
>and poor coverage, offering limited access to high-capacity connections.â
>Copps Introduces Plan for Internet Freedom, Save the Internet
>As hard as it may be for some to believe, last Saturday night an FCC
>commissioner was transformed into an Internet superstar.
>A Step Towards IPv6, CISCO
>A step forward has been taken in the transition to the larger internet
>address space, IPv6, this week with news that computers can now find each
>other without having to use the old IPv4 addressing system at all.
>Yes, DMCA Safe Harbors Apply To Websites, Techdirt
>Every once in a while, when discussing the DMCA's "safe harbors" someone
>shows up in the comments to insist that the safe harbors were never
>intended to apply to websites, but merely to ISPs. Tim Lee does a nice bit
>of work absolutely destroying that assertion, by pointing out how it
>doesn't make sense given the language of the law which clearly is designed
>to apply to websites as well as network providers (otherwise, as he notes,
>why would they ever suggest content would have to be "removed" rather than
>Google Says It Will Support Creation of U.S. Internet Privacy Law, CircleID
>In a letter, copy of which was obtained by Reuters yesterday, Google Inc.
>has told a senior U.S. Republican lawmaker concerned about privacy that
>the Internet search and advertising company supports a federal privacy law
>FTC Testifies on Spyware, FTC
>The Federal Trade Commission today told the Senate Committee on Commerce,
>Science, and Transportation that "legislation authorizing the Commission
>to seek civil penalties in spyware cases could add a potent remedy to
>those otherwise available to the Commission."
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